Monzon joins Lyon as Pied moves to Nice

26 August 2012 10:47

Argentine left-back Fabian Monzon joined Lyon on a four-year contract on Sunday in a deal that saw French forward Jeremy Pied move in the opposite direction to join Nice.

Lyon annouced the deal on Sunday evening, revealing that they had paid Nice three million euros ($3.75 million), potentially rising to four million euros with bonuses.

Pied, 23, joined Nice for three million euros, meaning that the only money that will change hands between the clubs will be for any bonus payments that Lyon have to make as part of the terms of the Monzon deal.

Monzon, 25, arrived in France last season and scored eight goals in 34 matches in his debut campaign with Nice.

The seven-cap Argentina international had previously played for Boca Juniors, his formative club, and Spanish side Real Betis, where he spent the 2008-09 season on loan.

Monzon is likely to take the place of French left-back Aly Cissokho, who is reportedly poised to join Valencia from Lyon in a six-million-euro deal.

Source: AFP